The Cannington Lions Club recently contributed $6,000 to the Brock Community Health Centre’s capital campaign.
Club members recently presented a donation cheque to representatives of the CHC.
“Thank you, Cannington Lions, for your generosity and support to the community,” reads a social media post from the CHC.
The organization’s capital campaign aimed to raise roughly $450,000 to help finance construction of a new building in Cannington.
After an initial financial contribution of approximately $100,000 by the Regional Municipality of Durham, the campaign quickly reached over half of its goal.
Since the launch of the public phase just four months ago, the community has rallied together to raise the remaining funds, including more than $100,000 matched by David Slabodkin, a Cannington resident who serves as the CEO of Canada Protection Plan.
The majority of the building costs – which are estimated at $9.7 million – will be funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
“The new centre will accommodate organizational programs and services and will also provide a community health hub for Durham’s northern communities, increasing access to allied health care services and community organizations. The new facility is scheduled to break ground in 2021,” the media release reads.